The Art Museum is dedicated to being one of the finest visual arts museums in the Carolinas. In our 10 galleries art exhibits change throughout the year. At any given time you might enjoy watercolors, oils, textiles, sculpture, ceramics or photography. We also periodically feature selected exhibits from the Museum's permanent collections.
  Deane Ackerman, Foliage on Red, 2009, 35-1/2" x 31-1/2", colored pencil
Franklin G. Burroughs - Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Franklin G. Burroughs - Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina




Tuesday - Saturday | 10 am - 4 pm

Sunday | 1 - 4 pm

Monday | Closed



Free admission, everyday.

A donation of $5/person is suggested.



For The Art of the Brick exhibition, additional free parking is available at the Museum's auxiliary parking lot south of the Art Museum on Ocean Blvd, a short 5 minute walk. Driving south, the lot is on the right side of Ocean Blvd between Midway Par 3 and Shipwreck Island Mini Golf - look for the "Additional Parking" sign. For more information, please call the Art Museum at 843.238.2510.






The Art of the Brick

June 11 - September 10, 2016

The Art of the Brick is a global-touring, one-of-a-kind LEGO art exhibition featuring large-scale sculptures created entirely out of LEGO bricks by contemporary artist Nathan Sawaya.  Award-winning artist Sawaya has catapulted the iconic LEGO brick into an art medium all its own- elevating this construction toy to new heights by employing it to build awe-inspring and thought-provoking sculptures.


Concurrently on display at the Art Museum for the run of the exhibition will be Sawaya's unique multimedia collaboration with award-winning Australian photographer Dean West, entitled In Pieces. In Pieces features a collection of visually stunning, hyper-realistic images that are exhibited with corresponding and complimentary three-dimensional LEGO sculptures.


The Art of the Brick is being presented for the first time in South Carolina and will be featured in all 11 galleries of the Art Museum.


Yellow by artist Nathan Sawaya. Photo courtesy of brickartist.com



This exhibit is generously sponsored by:






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Monday: closed
Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday: 1 – 4 p.m.
Admission is Free,
but donations are

3100 South Ocean Boulevard
(across from Springmaid Pier)
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
phone 843.238.2510
fax 843.238.2910

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Accessibility: Elevator access at ground floor under the building (call button activated). Wheelchair available on request. Handicap parking in front of the Museum.

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